DIAGRAM: How the MU power plant’s new biomass boiler works

October 17, 2011 | 4:01 p.m. CDT
The MU power plant’s new wood-burning boiler, supplied by Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc., is a bubbling fluidized bed boiler similar to the one depicted below. The boiler converts wood chips to energy through the process described below, providing nearly a quarter of MU’s energy.